In line with efforts to rid the country’s educational system of examination malpractice, Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof. Dantani Wushishi has outlined the consequences of the dastardly act and called on all stakeholders to put an end to it.
Wushishi made the call on Friday, December 9, 2022, at a One-day National Sensitisation Workshop on Examination Malpractice held in Abuja.
He noted that the workshop was meant to reorient the minds of the youths, community leaders, parents, teachers and all stakeholders concerning the menace, as no nation develops when its teeming population indulge in sharp practices such as examination malpractices.
He explained that examination malpractice had the tendency to discourage hardwork among serious students and eventually lowers educational standards:
“Examination Malpractice has the tendency to discourage hardwork among serious students, It lowers educational standards, limits certificates that are earned and leads to the production of quacks, thereby affecting the manpower needs of the nation.
“We must therefore take collective responsibility to rid them of this bad traits of wanting to cut corners”, Wushishi stated.
He further urged that key players in the sector to rise to the challenge and, “rescue our educational system from the strange world of examination malpractice” which had “completely rob our education system of credibility”
On his part, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere posited that, education for all was the responsibility of all.
Therefore, it was “the responsibility of every stakeholder in the education subsector of our national economy to rise to to the challenge of arresting the monster of examination malpractice before it causes more damage”.
Ihonvbere opined that, to rid the country of the canker of examination malpractice, the culprits should be punished and those who had done well be appreciated to encourage them.
Also, the law enforcement and antigraft agencies should lend their support in the fight against examination Malpractice and the media should beam the light on and expose perpetrators of examination malpractice.